Andrea Villarini teaches Modern Languages and manages the Centre of Research FAST – Formazione e Apprendimento anche con Supporto Tecnologico. He is the Head of the School of Specialisation in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language. He has coordinated research units for Italian and international projects on less common and less taught languages. Four of the projects of which he has managed the pedagogy side have won the European Language Label award from the European Commission for the best projects in the field of language diffusion. He regularly carries out training activities for L2 Italian teachers both in Italy and abroad and has published frequently in books and in national and international reviews.